Judiciary

Osun Animal Grazing Bill Scales First Reading

Osun State Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranches Establishment Bill 2021 has passed through the first reading on the floor of the Osun House of Assembly.

The Bill sent from the state Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, seek to regulate and prohibit criminal activities of herdsmen.

Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Timothy Owoeye while reading the letter accompanying the bill titled “Osun Animal Gracing Regulation and Cattle Ranches Establishment Bill 2021” explained that the bill seeks to curb clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state, especially in the rural areas.

The Bill according to the Governor is to regulate activities of herdsmen in the state and curb criminality, including rape, carried out by some of them.

The Bill is classified under “Matter of Urgent Public Importance” as the Governor is requesting that it is given accelerated passage.

The House later dissolved into the Committee of the Whole to treat a pending bill “Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill 2020”.

Funmi Adekoya

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